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Archive for July, 2011

Save the Date!

Sunday: September 25, 2011
Time: 12:00 pm ’til ?

The St. Louis Horticultural Society is having a Thank You Potluck BBQ to celebtate another successful plant sale this year. We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all of their hard work. We couldn’t do it without you! Our celebration will be Sunday, September 25, 2011 at Tower Grove Park. We have reserved the Chinese Pavilion that holds 50 people. The Hort Society will furnish the meat and all members are asked to bring a dish, dessert or beverage to share. We hope to see everyone there, it will be a great time to reconnect after our long hot summer. Fall is definitely in the air!

Picnic Highlights: We had a fantastic day with perfect weather and a huge turnout by members, even Sneakers (Dorie’s pooch) attended. Jim did a great job cooking the meat and all of the brought dishes were outstanding! Everyone had plenty to eat!! John and Stephanie brought plants to share with the group. It was a nice social gathering for the Hort Society and a great way to enjoy a beautiful Fall day.

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The St. Louis Horticultural Society was treated to a lovely visit at Hort members Pat and Jean’s garden, caretakers of a most beautiful and extraordinary garden, “a moment in time”. We were duly inspired and impressed! Their garden has just hit peak bloom season for daylillies and their collection of hostas, shade plants, as well as several varieties of ginger, toad lilies, and succulents are more than amazing! There are attractive stone paths that invite meandering and set off the multitude of plants beautifully. You can tell how much time and love they put into their yard, it’s absolutely stunning. Check out our photo section to see a small sample of the beauty there. After our casual tour of the garden we all sat and had a very relaxing visit in their elegant screened in porch. The conversation was great, the garden restful, and a good time was had by all. THANK YOU Pat and Jean for your hospitality and generosity inviting us to your home.

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